Beat Surrender2001061420011002

Alan Dein walks the neon-lit strip that is Hamburg's Reeperbahn in search of the singers, hustlers and performers who turned Hamburg into the cradle of British Beat in the late 50s.

It's Beat Time!2001062120011009

Alan Dein concludes his history of Hamburg rock and roll with the tales of those who found themselves lost in the beat. Hamburg was to prove the rites of passage for successive generations of musicians, some of whom would never return, others who would be transformed forever and over all hung the shadow of the Beatles and their success.